This Summer I've been outdoors a lot. From vacations to the beach to the pool, I feel like I'm always outside and I'm always in some location that necessitates more skin than clothes - which is fine, as long as I'm beach ready from head to toe. Although we're already through with half of the Summer can you believe Christmas is in 6 months?! we've still got another half left according to the optimist. This means that there's still plenty of time to hit the sand. And because I've been out and about so much this season, I thought it would be fun to share with you all how I get Summer beach ready!
The first thing that's a Summer must, even if I'm not going to the beach or lounging by the pool, is soft, smooth skin. Nothing looks worse while you're laying out in the sun than skin that's dry, scaly, and...hairy. I love the results of waxing but seriously, I'm not one for pain. I'd much rather shave more frequently then wax and feel like my skin is getting ripped off along with everything else. But thanks to my curiosity in the beauty department, I've been able to shave less and wax more which equates to smoother, hairless skin for longer! I recently discovered Sally Hansen's Ouch-Relief Wax Strip Kit and ever since this little discovery of mine, I've been reaching for it over the hot pink razor and I must admit, it's held up to what it's claimed to do. No surprise there as I've found that Sally Hansen products almost always live up to what they claim.
Next beach essential? Well I have three, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a good book. Sunscreen is always a must for me since it's pretty common knowledge now that sun inevitably leads to wrinkles and worse, skin cancer. Although I love a good tan, I've found some pretty decent gradual lotion self tanners that I've stuck to. So now I can stay tan and wrinkle free! I always double up on the sun protection on my face when I can, so you'll never find me lounging in the sun without sunglasses. They just add an extra layer of wrinkle defense which is especially good around the eyes since the skin around the eyes is the most delicate. And lastly, I have to have a book, even if I don't get very far. And right now, I'm re-reading Game of Thrones. Yes, it's that good.
And my last essential, a super bright bathing suit. I used to love black and/or white swim suits but once I discovered the fun of neon swim suits, there was no going back. And in case you're wondering, my nails fingers and toes are almost always neon pink in the Summer, its tried and true, and just can't be beat.
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